- Paperback: 184 pages
- Publisher: Eerdmans (May 10, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0802866964
- ISBN-13: 978-0802866967
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
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-- Seattle Pacific University
"In a quick romp through Scripture Paul Stevens has condensed a lifetime of wisdom into this wonderfully accessible survey of Christian perspectives on work. Stevens invites us to look at work from every possible biblical angle and introduces us to a host of mystics, desert fathers, poets, novelists, CEOs, and other theologians who have walked this road before us. Whether read alone or used as a basis for group discussion, Work Matters is well organized in bite-sized pieces and punctuated with questions for reflection. One of the best introductions to a theology of work available to date!"
-- Macquarie University
"This book is vintage Paul Stevens, bringing together his love of exposition of the Bible and his concern for faithfulness in the workplace. Over the years Stevens has been compiling a range of scriptural case studies that bring these together. Too often we forget that key biblical figures are not just spiritual but vocational role models, helping us to discern the nature of everyday as well as religious work. Indeed he does not distinguish between these, rightly regarding all work undertaken with Christian commitment as godly. The questions for reflection attached to each chapter make the book an excellent basis for discussion."
Journal of Markets & Morality
“A summative work by an insightful and integrative leader. It is not trendy but full of wisdom. . . . Deserves a place on the desk of every ministry, organization, and think tank serious about biblical insights and work.”
The Bible Today
”Draws out solid pastoral reflections on the meaning, travails, and satisfaction of work undertaken from the perspective of faith. Suggested discussion questions at the end of each section enhance the value of the volume.”
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